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PNNL Names New Molecular EMSL Science Lead

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Bill Shelton has been named the associated director for the Molecular Science Computing at EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  Shelton was a distinguished senior research staff member and a group leader with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computer Science & Mathematics Division.  When he takes the new job on September 7th, he will manage EMSL’s high-performance computing capability, including the Chinook supercomputer.

We’re looking forward to the contributions of Bill’s scientific excellence and leadership as EMSL looks to increase the impact scientists can have in using our computational capabilities,” said EMSL Director Allison Campbell. “He will be instrumental in realizing our vision for integrating theory, modeling and simulation with experiment.”

Shelton, as the associate director, will be responsible for strategy development and stewardship of EMSL’s high-performance computing capabilities.  Shelton also will provide leadership and direction for MSC functional areas including computing and network services, high performance software, MSC operations, and user support and visualization.  For more info, read the full release here.

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